Gambling News 07th October, 2016

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LA LIGA FOOTBALL CLUB SIGNS WITH ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATOR

07th October, 2016 at 16:03:40

GAMYTECH SEEKING $5 MILL IN INVESTMENT CAPITAL

07th October, 2016 at 16:03:40
Israel-based company specialises in creating real-money activity on skill-based mobile games.

Two years after launching in Israel, the real-money, skill-based mobile game platform provider GamyTech reports that its competitive games have already been downloaded over 500,000 times, and its player-base is currently doubling monthly.

Full Story: Gamytech Seeking $5 Mill In Investment Capital »

BRIT HORSE RACING QUICK TO REACT TO THREATS OF RESTRICTED ADVERTISING (Update)

07th October, 2016 at 16:03:40
BHA plans to make strong representations to government for an exemption.

The news of an upcoming UK government review that may restrict day-time advertising for gambling companies (see previous report) was barely on the streets before the British Horseracing Authority reacted Friday, announcing that it is to make "strong representations" in favour of exempting racing coverage from any possible restrictions on television advertising for bookmakers.

Full Story: Brit Horse Racing Quick To React To Threats Of Restricted Advertising (update) »

ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING SWEEP IN MALAYSIA HAMMERS ILLEGAL OPERATORS IN FOUR DISTRICTS

07th October, 2016 at 16:03:40
Over 500 individuals questioned and equipment and computers seized.

Police in Johor Bahru, capital of the Malaysian state of Johor, report that over the past week police raids over four districts have resulted in over 500 individuals detained for questioning and the confiscation of 1,321 gaming machines from illegal online gambling venues, 14 tablets, 27 computers, and 46 laptops

Full Story: Anti-online Gambling Sweep In Malaysia Hammers Illegal Operators In Four Districts »

FURTHER RESTICTIONS PLANNED FOR U.K. GAMBLING ADVERTISING?

07th October, 2016 at 08:08:08
UK government could be contemplating a restriction on all day-time gambling ads.

The freedom to advertise gambling on television before the 9pm watershed - already heavily restricted - could be removed altogether soon according to a report in today's (Friday) Times newspaper in the UK.

Full Story: Further Restictions Planned For U.k. Gambling Advertising? »

PENNSYLVANIA SLOT TAX FIX COULD BE TO ONLINE GAMBLING'S ADVANTAGE (Update)

07th October, 2016 at 08:08:08
State senate could be spurred on by need to address Supreme Court finding.

A decision by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on slot taxes could have an indirect but positive impact for online gambling legalisation by motivating the state Senate to move on an omnibus gambling bill currently languishing before that august body.

Full Story: Pennsylvania Slot Tax Fix Could Be To Online Gambling's Advantage (update) »

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND A.G. ISSUES DAMNING REPORT ON ABORTIVE ONLINE GAMBLING VENTURE (Update)

07th October, 2016 at 08:08:08
Provincial government venture was riddled with inappropriate secrecy and an overall disregard for taxpayers' interests, says AG after comprehensive review.

The now years-old and eminently unsuccessful attempt by the Canadian provincial government of Prince Edward Island to form an online gambling regulatory jurisdiction hit the local headlines again this week with the release of the provincial Auditor General's damning report on the almost Cdn$1 million debacle.

Full Story: Prince Edward Island A.g. Issues Damning Report On Abortive Online Gambling Venture (update) »

BACCARAT CONTROLLED SQUEEZE LAUNCHED BY LIVE DEALER PROVIDER

07th October, 2016 at 08:08:08
Evolution Gaming's second baccarat variation this year.

Live dealer provider Evolution Gaming has announced the release of its second baccarat variant this year, titled Baccarat Controlled Squeeze.

Full Story: Baccarat Controlled Squeeze Launched By Live Dealer Provider »

GLI AUTHORISED TO TEST FOR NEW YORK GAMING COMMISSION LICENSING

07th October, 2016 at 08:08:08
Company authorised to test for a variety of categories.

Independent gambling equipment and software tester Gaming Laboratories International has been authorised by the New York State Gaming Commission to perform independent testing and certification for gaming equipment in the state of New York.

Full Story: Gli Authorised To Test For New York Gaming Commission Licensing »